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USC Price Graduate Lauren Deaderick Becomes the Face of Customer Experience at LA Metro

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

A year after LA Metro’s former CEO criticized the transit agency for being “apathetic about customer experience,” an alumni of the USC Sol Price School is taking the lead in addressing some of the most pressing needs identified by Metro’s riders.   Lauren Deaderick, who earned dual Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Urban Planning in 2019, joined Metro this April as the agency’s first Senior Manager of Customer Experience. Deaderick’s ...

Former UCI PhD Student Irene Martinez Set to Become Member of a TRB Committee

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Irene Martinez, who obtained her PhD at the University of California, Irvine in June, was nominated to a Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee in April of this year, becoming an official member of 2022-2025 ACP50 “Standing Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics.”   This position is Martinez’s latest accomplishment in a career marked so far by multiple degrees and contributions to the field of transportation engineering. Her research has been ...

Former METRANS student worker Jiangbo Yu reflects on collaborative side of the transportation engineering industry

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Jiangbo “Gabe” Yu, a former graduate student in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and student researcher at METRANS, has achieved many more academic and professional accomplishments since his time as a Trojan.    In 2018, he earned a PhD in Civil Engineering Transportation Systems from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to and during his PhD program, Yu worked for a variety of transportation agencies throughout Southern California and statewide, such as ...

Griffith Road Closures are Latest Chapter in LA's Vision Zero Effort

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The City of Los Angeles closed a stretch of Griffith Park Drive between Travel Town and Mt. Hollywood Drive to vehicle traffic last week. The move came partially in response to a fatal hit-and-run accident along nearby Crystal Springs Drive in April which killed a cyclist .   The stretch of road was also cited as a recommended road closure by transportation consulting firm Kimley-Horn during a presentation to the Griffith Park Advisory Board in May. While the closure ...